Have you ever wished for your own beautiful coastal fortress? Consider this: The lapping water is kept at bay by massive stone walls as you eat in the safety of your Baroque mansion. A visit to Dubrovnik, which is directly out of a dream, or if you are a "Game of Thrones" fan, straight out of the massively famous TV series, will get you nearer to this vision. Dubrovnik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, is encircled by beautiful medieval ramparts that have been kept in their original shape and are one of the city's primary attractions.
This tiny city on the Dalmatian coast, known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, has it all. Travelers from all over the globe come to enjoy the rich history preserved in the monuments and buildings, to sample the excellent local food, to go on a few exciting daytrips, and to relax in the warm seas that pour into pebble beaches. Snapshots will not suffice: you must be present to see what all the buzz is about.